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  • Senior goodbye: Carl Blankenship

    I can’t act like all four years at this school and at this publication have been great. There have been problems, but I can’t escape feeling my college experience was made exceptional by this paper. The Appalachian is far and away the most important part of my college career. Yes...
  • Senior goodbye: Angelo Errico

    Hey, I’m Angelo. I don’t do a lot here, but hell if I didn’t enjoy every second of my time at The Appalachian. The award-winning one, mind you. Let’s backtrack a bit. Much like every anxiety-ridden college junior, I struggled with determining my major and ultimately my purpose as...
  • Senior goodbye: Aleah Warner

    Since my senior year began I’ve been wishing it away. I was so excited to graduate, so excited to leave Boone and start a new chapter of my life. It wasn’t until I began to write this that I realized everything I’ll be leaving behind. Now that it’s time...
  • Senior goodbye: Katie Murawski

    I have been with The Appalachian since the spring of 2015. As a shy and confused sophomore reporter, I scribbled my way through my first term on the paper. I was too scared to pitch ideas, so I quietly sat through the meetings and waited for an assignment. Before finding...
  • A march for climate

    On March 22, 2017, thousands of people all across the globe gathered in major cities to march for science. From Washington D.C. to Boston, and all the way to Paris and Frankfurt, people gathered to protest the recent rise in anti-scientific government actions. These actions ranged from Trump’s recent...
  • X-Discrimination

    Comic books, like any other medium, are a powerful tool for expressing various beliefs and ideas. These ideas differ amongst the various intellectual properties owned by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and other smaller companies. For example, Superman is often said to represent “truth, justice and the American way.” Spider-Man...
  • Goodbye, Mr. Warmth

    One comedian bears the title “Master of Insult” as he became known for his demeaning but humbling insults that shook even the most prolific celebrities. As he grew older, he feared becoming irrelevant. The culture has changed, and the jokes are different, but the wit of Don Rickles will...
  • A new classic

    The World Baseball Classic is the Olympic games for international play of the long-lived sport. This past week the young tournament saw a new winner, the United States of America. The WBC has been played every four years since 2006, but the USA’s best finish before this year was...
  • The Dead Man retires

    What makes a legend? How does a man go from being just a mere mortal to becoming a myth and a legend known to thousands upon thousands of people? The answer is simple. Look to The Undertaker. To the uninitiated, The Undertaker is the stage name adopted by professional...
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